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Handbook of environmental acoustics / James P. Cowan

Cowan, James P.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBook; Format: print Publisher: New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1994Description: X, 283 p. : il., gráf. ; 23 cm; 283 p.ISBN: 0-442-01644-1; 0-471-28584-6.Subject(s): Ingeniería acústica | Auditorios -- Control de sonido electrónicoDDC classification: 534.8
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Because environmental acoustics has a complex mathematical basis, it is often difficult to determine whether acoustical recommendations are valid. Handbook of Environmental Acoustics simplifies this decision-making process and provides easy-to-follow explanations of acoustic terminology, noise control design, and regulatory noise issues. The book clarifies key aspects of environmental noise in basic language, covering: * Common noise sources--including the risk of exposure to common daily environmental noise sources. * Current noise regulations, guidelines, and standards--illustrating all key points. * Acoustic terminology and environmental noise descriptors--providing a foundation for understanding noise issues. * Effects of noise on people and animals--emphasizing the importance of restricting noise exposure. * Relevant noise rating methods--clarifiying the use of noise metrics. * Construction and building code requirements--explaining current requirements and featuring tips on how to avoid privacy problems. * Measurement considerations--demonstrating standard methods and offering practical advice on how to ensure proper measurement procedures. * Noise control designs--detailing source-path-receiver systems and noise control fundamentals. In addition to traditional noise control methods, new areas, such as active noise control, sound intensity measurement, and diffusive designs, are explained. A sample municipal noise ordinance helps the user to draft an ordinance tailored to the needs of a particular community. Avoiding complex mathematics and analyses, Handbook of Environmental Acoustics is a user-friendly manual for urban planners, municipal officials, engineers, attorneys, industrial hygienists, architects, environmental professionals, and students in these fields

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